Things to Do, We Love Weekends

We Love Weekends – January 11 – 13

Enough with the flu. It’s going to be springlike this weekend– that is to say, rainy and 50°– so let’s make the most of it. Shake off the post-New Year’s hangover, take some Dayquil, and get on the town with the help of our authors tips for this weekend’s events.

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Underrated Restaurants: Lunch at Friendly Toast

Boston has no shortage of popular eateries. From time to time, however, a very good restaurant seems to fall through the cracks and misses out on the recognition it deserves. In this semi-regular series, we will share our picks for those underrated dining spots that might strike your fancy.

Up next: The Friendly Toast.

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Brookline, Davis Square, Downtown, Fenway, Newton, Somerville, South End, We Love Food

A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Like a Local in Boston

No matter the square or neighborhood, Boston’s become a food city.

It’s been ten months since I removed myself from a city I’d grown to call home. Gone were Brooklyn and Astoria neighborhoods now replaced with Squares. Fenway overtook Yankee Stadium as my summer go-to and the MBTA became my new less dependable subway.  Old NYC favorites like Wogies, Itzocan, and Burger Joint would need to be replaced and that they have. With all its stereotypes, Boston brings a very sharp steak knife to the food fight and is pound for pound a city that hosts some fantastic restaurants.

So while people not in the know tell you to eat at staples like Legal Seafood or other chains; these are the 10 places you must visit in Boston. No matter if its overnight, a day trip or week-long vacation, this is my beginners guide to eating like a local in Boston.

(1) Toro 

While were not ranking these per se, Toro is our absolute must for anyone headed this fine city. It’s the one restaurant we’d wait we’ve waited three hours for a table and left completely satisfied with our decision.  Go early, put your name in and have a few drinks at the bar or down the street at the less crowded African restaurant.  Don’t worry, Toro will call your mobile when they’re ready for you.

Bring a group because once seated, keep in mind the menu is tapas style so order anything and everything at will. Nothing will lead astray or down a dark rabbit hole.  But if you want that life changing experience, go all in on the bone marrow.

Location: 1704 Washington St., Boston

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Potbelly Is Expanding In Boston And My Waistline

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here!

Okay, it’s gonna be here.

According to permits posted last week, Boston’s third Potbelly is going to be at the former Chicago Uno’s Pizza in Porter Square.

Over the last week, the AT&T store, travel agency and salon have all moved out of Porter Square Galleria. But permits posted on the former Uno’s indicate that Potbelly’s third restaurant will be coming to Porter Square.

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